While waiting for I ♥ Huckabees (review forthcoming) to start, I caught a preview for an upcoming movie, White Noise (it has nothing to do with DeLillo’s book), a paranormal thriller in which the dead communicate with the living through household recording devices such as audiotape and videotape, a phenomenon described in this website (part of the film? yes? no? maybe?) for the “American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena“. There’s a clear connection here to my essay on The Ring and The Blair Witch Project, which deals with the concept of haunted technologies. What made the the preview interesting was its use of documentary conventions such as talking heads interviews (leading to comaprisons not only with Blair Witch but also with The Last Broadcast). I’m not sure yet what to do with that comparison because I haven’t seen the film yet, but I’ll be interested to see what White Noise does with these concepts.
Other films I’m curious to see: Kinsey, with Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) directing Liam Neeson as the famed researcher on human sexuality and Sideways, with Alexander Payne directing Paul Giamatti. That’s all for now.